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Solomon Northup - Quotes

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There are few sights more pleasant to the eye than a wide cotton field when it is in bloom. It presents an appearance of purity, like an immaculate expanse of light, new-fallen snow. ---->>>

There have been hours in my unhappy life, many of them, when the contemplation of death as the end of earthly sorrow - of the grave as a resting place for the tired and worn out body - has been pleasant to dwell upon. ---->>>

I can speak of slavery only so far as it came under my own observation - only so far as I have known and experienced it in my own person. ---->>>

Unsoundness in a slave, as well as in a horse, detracts materially from his value. If no warranty is given, a close examination is a matter of particular importance to the Negro jockey. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Minerva, Essex County, New York, U.S.
Die: 1863
Occupation: Businessman
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Solomon Northup (July 10, 1807 or 1808 – c. 1863) was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Hebron, New York (wikipedia)